Knowing Where We Belong

by Debra Mae White on October 22, 2016

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“Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place” – Casting Crowns

“Take a moment. In this moment, you have no responsibilities, you answer to no-one other than yourself. For this moment, go to the place where time disappears. Let go of whatever you are holding heavy on your heart. We don’t need a lot of anything, just a soft, full breath will bring the blessing. In this moment, all is well.”

And so our journey began in Sedona by hearing these timeless words from our Yoga instructor, Mally at Awakenings Yoga. Dennis and I shared much rich conversation during this trip on the topic of making Sedona our home for the next chapter of life. Like many souls of our generation, we are coming to the crossroads of creating a future that will be dramatically different from the past.

It takes courage to keep asking ourselves the big questions. What can we afford? Who do we want to be with? Where and how do we want to spend the rest of our lives? And then there’s the really big questions… What are we willing to let go of? What do we truly want to embrace? How can we serve?

After all the years of going to Sedona, the essence of that sacred place has become enmeshed in my being. Dennis and I never leave there as the same people who arrived. With each visit, we are poised for the next version of healing. Sedona burns away the shields that cover up our psyches and like snakes in the grass, we shed yet another skin. The pattern is one of purging, releasing, returning to the void to be re-created. Only then do we crawl out of the darkness and re-emerge.

I am reminded of a mystical dream where I rose from the ground, emerged as an embryo moist with the mud of my earth mother. What I find is that when I am in Sedona, what is worthy of being born is being fed. Yet when I ask to be shown the path that lies ahead, the woman within knows the only way to truly embody what I seek is to give myself over to the unfolding of what will come.

How do you know where you belong?

Savor the moment…

Debra Mae

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The Soul Directed Life

by Debra Mae White on September 8, 2016

Beloved Blog Followers,

It is my joy to share with you the extraordinary opportunity I received to speak about my book “Permission to Rest” in an interview on Unity radio last week. My writing mentor, Janet Conner is the weekly host of “The Soul Directed Life” and brings spiritual writers from all over the globe into the homes and hearts of Unity listeners. If you are unfamiliar with Unity radio or Janet’s Soul Directed Life show, I invite you to browse the archives and listen to some of her podcasts. To give you an idea of the caliber of writer Janet typically interviews, the week before my show, she sat with Thomas Moore, the modern mystic who has authored many bestsellers, including “Care of the Soul.”

My heart is brimming with gratitude for all the love and support of my work that I continue to receive from so many sources. I send love and light to each and every one of you.

To hear a recording of the show, follow the link below:

http://ow.ly/Qgfe303V4uK

Savor the moment…

Debra Mae

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When the Beach Beckons Destiny

August 26, 2016

“Who is not afraid of pure space – that breathtaking space of an open door? But despite fear, one goes through to the room beyond.” – Anne Morrow Lindberg, Gift from the Sea  Walking by the water has always been cathartic for me.  The beach is the place I have come for decades to mull […]

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Crossing the Desert in the Soul

August 11, 2016

“Whenever new life grows and emerges, darkness is crucial to the process.  Whether it’s the caterpillar or the chrysalis, the seed in the ground, the child in the womb, or the True Self in the soul, there’s always a time of waiting in the dark.” –  Sue Monk Kidd Ever since we returned from our […]

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Lingering on the Bridge Between Worlds

May 25, 2016

“We bring our humanity into that space of strangeness where darkness sometimes gives us the power to see.” – Sarah York, Pilgrim Heart  Wandering between the worlds has become a past time for my husband Dennis and me. We go deep inside the well of spiritual nourishment with our meditation time, studying the wisdom of […]

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Sweet Serendipities

May 5, 2016

“You have more abilities than you know.  Discover your full palette.  Take a break and beckon a breakthrough.” – Tama Kieves, Inspired & Unstoppable Last night I amazed myself by stirring up some homemade candy bark with flower essences.  This was my first foray into concocting candy and a creative endeavor way beyond my comfort […]

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Foretelling a Reality Shift

April 15, 2016

“Faith is our small but necessary offering to any new change or encounter” – Richard Rohr, The Naked Now The past and the future slip across the screen of our inner eye and we glimpse the comings and goings of who we once were and who we may someday be. While we brave each day […]

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Noticing and Nourishing the Inner You

April 7, 2016

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” – Henry David Thoreau A favorite fantasy of mine during times of duress was to escape in my mind to a life of obscurity. Whenever my plate got too full with commitments that overwhelmed my capabilities, a part of me would make […]

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When We Are Called Within

March 27, 2016

“There are so few sanctuaries in the day or in the week that most women can enter alone and set our souls down into the deep” – Kathleen Hirsch When I was a child and Easter approached, my mother would make us sit still and contemplate what Jesus did for us on the cross. In […]

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Enlarging Your Understanding of the Ultimate

March 11, 2016

“This yearning to know our true nature is universal” – Jean Houston On our first day back in Sedona last September, a monsoon swept through Boyton Canyon. We started our dinner outside on the patio overlooking the dramatic drop of the red rocks and moved inside at sunset when dollops of rain began falling in […]

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